Point Reyes Original Blue Cheese

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Cakebread American Harvest Workshop Day 4 and 5

Today is our last full day of the Cakebread Cellars American Harvest Workshop.  After a very long day of picking grapes, making pottery and cooking dinner for 65 yesterday, we’re up early again, gathering at 6:30 am for a drive to the coast.   We’re visiting three artisan purveyors, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, Hog Island Oyster Company and Della Fattoria, a bakery, and in my opinion the best bakery in the United States.  I love their pumpkin seed and polenta breads.  I have been to all of these places, on video shoots when I was producing the TV show In Wine Country.  But I was always working and didn’t experience it as a regular visitor might. It’s about a 90 minute drive from Napa Valley to Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese, in the Point Reyes National Seashore.  While the marine layer is thick this morning, the scenery, with the water…